Welcome to the No. 115 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning

EdTech Gets an Overhaul with Amazon’s Inspire

EdTech, or education technology, is often an underrepresented field in the mainstream. But as major tech companies begin to lead projects that will highlight the niche industry, more emphasis could be placed on the industry.

ISTE 2016: 5 Tech Trends Reshaping Education

Presenting to a packed house at ISTE 2016, educational technology expert Jason Ohler asked educators to dig deep and consider how they want to influence their students’ lives. “Be a door-opener,” said the professional speaker and author. ” Discover what is now important to you as a teacher.”

Make Way for Boston’s Latest Edtech’lings (EdSurge News)

Five edtech companies emerged recently from Boston’s LearnLaunch accelerator, tackling issues that include learning to code, hiring and collecting social emotional data.Here’s the latest cohort: Chalk Talk: With offices in Jordan and Boston, Chalk Talk is an SAT prep program based on the new SAT exa

Linking Existing Federal Data Systems to Expand Knowledge of Higher Education

SOURCE: AP/Elaine Thompson Nearly a decade ago, a blue ribbon commission appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings issued a clarion call for higher education reform. One of the commission’s key findings was that there were extensive data available on higher education, but that data rarely focused on outcomes and left out large numbers of students who either enrolled part-time or transferred.

No more free lunch for education policymakers and researchers

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), like No Child Left Behind before it, requires states to report information on the academic achievement of students in each of their schools, both overall and for various subgroups of students.

An effective e-learning tool

Alice Mani, June 30, 2016, DHNS: Conventional teaching tools have changed dramatically over the past several decades. Schools have gone from blackboards and chalk to whiteboards with dry erase markers – and in some places, from textbooks to laptops that place a wide range of up-to-date information at students’ fingertips.

‘Teachers must embrace technology’

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter TEACHERS must embrace technology to remain relevant in their fast evolving profession, a senior official has said. Primary and Secondary Education Permanent Secretary Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango said most teachers were still afraid of technology and were unwilling to take up any subjects related to it.

How Learning to Sell Can Improve Online Sales

The Center for Media Research recently quoted a Catchpoint report that shopping cart abandonment costs online resellers between $15 and $20 billion annually. This is consistent with data that peg abandonment rates at 60 to 80%. There are many reasons why the majority of shopping carts are abandoned.

Learning Analytics for Online Teaching & Learning

From Monday’s inbox… Learning Analytics for Online Teaching & Learning With the release of the recently published Online Learning Journal (OLJ) Special Issue devoted to learning analytics for online teaching and learning, OLC continues our focus on the topic with webinars and featured blog posts from Dr. Anthony Picciano, Dr. Karen Swan, and Ellen Wagner.

Online Courses May Not Be as Valuable as You Hope

Too many aspiring entrepreneurs waste their precious time and money on online courses. I want to share a personal story, and explain what I believe a new entrepreneur should do instead of buying courses. My friend Mark had told me he wanted to start a side hustle business, but had not made significant progress.